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Sun, Oct

Africa World Airlines supports Loopers

Mr Samuel Thompson (left), with Mr Afadzinu (3rd left) and some players of the national team

Travelling agency, Africa World Airlines, has donated tickets to three players of the national table tennis team, the Black Loopers, to ensure their participation in the Lagos International Open slated for Lagos, Nigeria, from today, August 9 to August 13.

The airline presented three tickets to Beatrice Gyasi of the Ghana Police, and the Ghana Immigration Service duo of Felix Lartey and Emmanuel Commey at a short ceremony in Accra yesterday.

Making the presentation, the Chief Operating Officer of the agency, Samuel Thompson, pledged that the agency would continue to offer valuable support to the Loopers as its Corporate Social Responsibility.

According to him, the gesture is to support the least financed disciplines in the country to help sustain the sport which was once a national pastime in the country.

The President of the Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), Mawuko Afadzinu, thanked Africa World Airlines and noted that the support could not have come at an opportune time when the sport was witnessing some resurgence under his tenure.

He gave an assurance that his outfit would ensure that the players gave their best during the competition.

The only female player in the team, Beatrice, expressed her excitement about the honour done them, and added that the gesture would help facilitate the trip.

She pledged that she and her colleagues would do their best for the country.

The team departed Accra to Lagos yesterday.